Friday, November 2, 2012

National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Champion

Owned and handled by Larry Brutger

Owned and handled by Greg Sand
(shown with Dr. Bob McDavid & Harold Chadwick, judges)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Big Sky Field Trial Club Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Big Sky Field Trial Club will be held at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown, Montana on Saturday, November 17. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am and likely last a few hours. Lunch will be available and Montana Dog of the Year will be announced. See you there!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Montana Open Shooting Dog Championship Winners

Judges Sean Kelly of Cardston, Alberta and Harold Chadwick of Grantsville, Utah named pointer male, HOT TOPIC, handled by Sean Kinkelaar, the new 2012 Montana Shooting Dog Champion. The Big Sky Field Trial Club's own Austin Turley took runner up honors with his pointer male, TOUCH'S MATCH POINT.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Montana Derby - WINNERS

From left in front: Dee Nix with Hot Roxy, Blake Eaton with Beckworth's Fireworks, Greg Sand with Collateral Damage
Back row: Tom Nygard (judge), Jason Williams, Jamie Brightwell, Dave Noell (judge)

1st: Collateral Damage, PM, owned by Ray Robert, Fairland, Oklahoma, handled by Jamie Brightwell
2nd: Login, PF, owned by Allen York & Richard Hudson, Louisville, Georgia, handled by Jason Williams
3rd: Hot Roxy, PF, owned and handled by Dee Nix, Fletcher, Oklahoma

Friday, August 17, 2012

National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship DRAW

Start Time: 6:30 - 6:45 am
6 braces per day (with next brace available to run)

  1a True Confidence PF Frank Lanasa 1b Neely's Hot Pepper PF John Neely
  2a Match Point PM Austin Turley 2b Flintstone SM Dennis Hidalgo
  3a Nemaha Rebel PM Pat Mcinteer 3b Touchstone SM Roger Boser
  4a Sand Creek Holly PF Dr C.A. Hjerpe 4b Jordin (In Season) SF Bonnie Hidalgo
  5a Rester's Wild Jack PM Cecil Rester 5b Houston's Black Jack SM Frank Lanasa
  6a Ridge Creek Cody PM Larry Brutger 6b Waygoing Amy PF Mike Stephens
  7a Breakstone SM Roger Boser 7b Nemaha Yankee PM Pat Mcinteer
  8a Neely's Strictly Business PM John Neely 8b Lil Miss Sunshine PF Frank Lanasa
  9a Mona's Star B SM Marion Brown 9b Tucalota's Rubee PF Ed Mayhew
  10a Ten Oaks Cinco PM Lou Qualitere 10b Nemaha Road Map PM Pat Mcinteer
  11a Shadow's Bewitched PF John Neely 11b Traveler's Prairie Sioux SF Greg Sand
  12a First Class Silver Colt PM Vernon Vance 12b Shadow's Effigy PF John Neely
  13a Homemade PF Frank Lanasa 13b Rester's Mutual Fund PF Cecil Rester
  14a Jango Jett PM Austin Turley 14b Power Touch B SF Marion Brown
  15a Full Force Buck PM Dennis Hidalgo 15b Gin N Tonic Livewire SF Dave Noell
  16a Sand Creek Max PM Dr. C A. Hjerpe 16b Pride's Southern Attitude PF Dennis Hidalgo
  17a Rester's Fannie Mae PF Cecil Rester 17b Waygoing Hoot PM Mike Stephens
  18a Rocky Knoll Peaches SF Patrick Lockhart 18b K Nines Tucalota Chance PM Ed Mayhew
  19a Lucky Me PM Steve Geller 19b Houston's Blue Diamond SM Ross Leonard

Sunday, June 17, 2012

2012 Judges Announced for fall Championships!

Judges have been announced for the two Championships to be held in Circle beginning on August 20th, 2012.

National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship: Harold Chadwick, Grantsville, Utah and Bob McDavid, Tallahassee, Florida

Montana Open Shooting Dog Championship: Sean Kelly, Cardston, Alberta and Harold Chadwick, Grantsville, Utah

Monday, May 28, 2012

Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship Results

The 2012 Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship completed 15 braces on May 13, 2012. Judges Neil Mason of Calgary, Alberta and Joey DeGross of Saratoga, Wyoming crowned the last dog standing from brace 15, Flatland's By Design, pointer female, owned and handled by Dave Pearson of Wrentham, Alberta, the Champion. The winner had 3 crisp finds and a concerted race. Pearson scored a sweep when his Flatland's Tuff Anuff, pointer dog, was announced the Runner-Up on the merit of his ground race and a single find. Birds were playing hard to get as the weather was too perfect but the grounds at Circle, Montana lived up to its legendary history.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic & Big Sky AA Classic

~National Amateur Invitational Shooting Dog and All Age Points Trials~

April 13, 14 and 15th, 2012, Winifred, Montana - Generously sponsored by GARMIN

Grounds: Trial Grounds at Town of Suffolk, 32 miles North of Lewistown and 7.2 miles South of Winifred at the East Suffolk Road and on the Heggem/Leonard/Philps Ranches.

Drawing: Pre-draw Monday, April 9th, 7:00 pm at the Mccardle Residence, Lewistown, MT 

Judges: Dave Noell, Laurel, Montana & Jimmy DeGrosse, Saratoga, Wyoming

Awards: Shooting Dog Classic; 1st place/ Gun X blank pistol (provided by Tim Owen) and holster (provided by Terry Walsh), 2nd place/ Christie Enterprises Plantation Bridle (provided by Christies), 3rd place/ Stainless Steel Dog Stake. Tuffy’s Nutri-Source (provided by Larry Nelson) for all placements.


Open Shooting Dog Classic (1 Hour): $75.00
Open Derby (30 minutes): $30.00
Open All Age Classic (1 Hour): $60.00
Open Shooting Dog Derby (30 minutes): $30.00


Motels/Lewistown: Yogo Inn 406-535-8721
Calvert Inn 406-535-5411
Super 8 406-538-2581
Rooms in Winifred ( Ask for Donna) 406-462-5483
Pheasant Tales Bed & Bistro 406-538-2124

Dinner/Lunch: Saturday night dinner April 14th at the Winifred Community Center and lunches will be provided each day.

Blank Ammunition & plugged barrels only!!

Entries To: Field Trial Chairman 
Brad Mccardle -

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Updated schedule!

Check your calenders folks! I've updated the list of trials in the last couple days and some dates changed. Make sure you've got the proper dates in your calendar.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic

The Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic has been relocated to the Winifred, Montana area on the weekend of April 14th & 15th. With the addition of the Region Shooting Dog Championship to the grounds north of Circle, the Classic was searching for a new host and the Winifred grounds was happy to offer. There is talk of adding a one hour All Age Classic to the weekend and details will be posted here shortly. Sponsors are in agreement and a fine weekend is assured.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship

The Region 14 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship returns to Circle and the Signal Rocks Ranch in May of 2012. The major difference will be that it is being hosted as a Spring event vs. the time honored Fall spectacle. The effort here is to make the timing work for the benefit of members of the region.

It is well known that Region 14 is a very large and spread out geographic area. Members from northern Alberta and Saskatchewan have commonly had little time to get their dogs ready for the Region Championships when the area's weather doesn't cooperate. August is too early in the fall to avoid the hazards of spear grass and March or April is too early in the spring to avoid the snow that commonly lingers in the north. The May date is our answer to these difficulties.

None the less, all are welcome and a call for entries is hereby made. We expect a good turnout and the weather to be much cooler then regularly experienced in August.

This will also mean that the Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Classic will be moved to Winifred. More announcements will be forthcoming.